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Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Kansas City Southern (KCS), incorporated on January 29, 1962, is a holding company. The Company has domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. Its subsidiaries include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), Mexrail, Inc. (Mexrail), KCSM Servicios, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM Servicios), Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC) and Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC). KCSR serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. KCSM operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system. KCSM's rail lines provide rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the rail freight interchange point between the United States and Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, KCSM served its Mexico's industrial cities and three of its seaports. KCSM also provides rail access to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean.

Tex-Mex owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas, which connects the operations of KCSR with KCSM. As of December 31, 2016, the KCS coordinated rail network (KCSR, KCSM and Tex-Mex) consisted of approximately 6,600 route miles extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico. KCSM Servicios provides employee services to KCSM. PCRC operates the Panama Canal Railway, a 47-mile railroad located adjacent to the Panama Canal that provides international container shipping companies with a railway transportation alternative to the Panama Canal. The Company serves various markets, including chemical and petroleum; industrial and consumer products; agriculture and minerals; energy; intermodal, and automotive. Chemical and petroleum sector includes products, such as plastics, other petroleum refined products and miscellaneous chemicals. KCS transports these products to markets in the midwest, southeast and northeast United States and throughout Mexico through interchanges with other rail carriers. The products within the chemicals and plastics channels are used in the automotive, housing and packaging industries, as well as in general manufacturing.

The Company's industrial and consumer products sector includes metals and ores, such as iron, steel, zinc and copper. Higher-end finished products, such as steel coils are used by Mexican manufacturers in automobiles, household appliances, the oil and gas industry, and other consumer goods, which are imported from the United States through land borders and through the seaports served by KCS's rail network. KCS also transports steel coils, plates and pipe from the United States and Mexican-based mini-mills to locations in the United States and Mexico for oil drilling, appliance and automotive applications. This sector also serves paper mills directly and indirectly through its various short-line connections. KCS's rail lines run through the southeast United States timber-producing region. In addition, KCS serves various paper mills in the southeast United States.

The agriculture and minerals sector consists of grain and food products. In the United States, KCS's rail lines receive and originate shipments of grain and grain products for delivery to feed mills, food and industrial consumers in the United States and Mexico. The energy sector includes coal, frac sand, petroleum coke and crude oil. KCS transports petroleum coke from refineries in the United States to cement companies in Mexico, as well as to vessels for international distribution through the Pabtex export terminal located in Port Arthur, Texas. The intermodal freight sector consists of hauling freight containers or truck trailers on behalf of steamship lines, motor carriers and intermodal marketing companies with rail carriers serving as long-distance haulers. KCS serves and supports the United States and Mexican markets, as well as cross border traffic between the United States and Mexico. The Company also provides service to customers over its line from Dallas through the Meridian Speedway. KCS provides rail transportation to every facet of the automotive industry supply chain, including automotive manufacturers, assembly plants and distribution centers throughout North America. In addition, KCS transports finished vehicles imported and exported to and from Asia through a distribution facility at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas.

The Company competes with BNSF Railway Company, Union Pacific Railroad Company and Grupo Mexico S.A.B. de C.V.

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Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%
2010 0.0c 0%
2011 19.5c 100%
2012 80.0c 310.3%
2013 92.5c 15.6%
2014 117.0c 26.5%
2015 132.0c 12.8%
2016 132.0c 0%
2017 141.0c 6.8%
2018 144.0c 2.1%
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Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
12 Apr 2012 27 Apr 2012 2011 Final Quarterly Paid 19.5c
07 Jun 2012 06 Jul 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 19.5c
06 Sep 2012 03 Oct 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 19.5c
06 Dec 2012 28 Dec 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 19.5c
07 Mar 2013 03 Apr 2013 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 21.5c
06 Jun 2013 03 Jul 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 21.5c
05 Sep 2013 02 Oct 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 21.5c
27 Dec 2013 22 Jan 2014 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 21.5c
06 Mar 2014 02 Apr 2014 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 28c
05 Jun 2014 02 Jul 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
04 Sep 2014 08 Oct 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
29 Dec 2014 21 Jan 2015 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 28c
05 Mar 2015 08 Apr 2015 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 33c
04 Jun 2015 08 Jul 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
10 Sep 2015 07 Oct 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
29 Dec 2015 20 Jan 2016 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
10 Mar 2016 06 Apr 2016 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 33c
09 Jun 2016 06 Jul 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
08 Sep 2016 05 Oct 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
28 Dec 2016 18 Jan 2017 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
09 Mar 2017 05 Apr 2017 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 33c
08 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 33c
08 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
28 Dec 2017 17 Jan 2018 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
09 Mar 2018 04 Apr 2018 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 36c
08 Jun 2018 05 Jul 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
07 Sep 2018 03 Oct 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
28 Dec 2018 16 Jan 2019 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
08 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019 2018 Final Quarterly Paid 36c
07 Jun 2019 03 Jul 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 36c
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